Monthly Archives: January 2008

Faith Immeasurable

I was reading the book of 1 Chronicles last night, and I was absolutely amazed at the faith of David. He fully relied on God to deliver him and his men from the hands of the Philistines. You just don’t see faith such as that today that much.

Take 1 Chronicles 14:10-16 (ESV) as an example:

And David inquired of God, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?” And the LORD said to him, “Go up, and I will give them into your hand.” And he went up to Baal-perazim, and David struck them down there. And David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like a bursting flood.” Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim. And they left their gods there, and David gave command, and they were burned. And the Philistines yet again made a raid in the valley. And when David again inquired of God, God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; go around and come against them opposite the balsam trees. And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.” And David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army from Gibeon to Gezer.

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Once Saved Always Saved?

First let me start off by answering a question. Do I believe that a true Christian can lose salvation? No they cannot. Now, if you agree with me, please continue reading. If you disagree with me, I urge you to continue reading, but I wanted to tell you up front what I thought.

I think that I have to define “true Christian” as the Bible defines it, because based on the results of a Gallup poll in 2007, 82 percent of Americans say they are Christian. A true Christian by Biblical standards is a person who has realized that they were born into sin (Romans 5:12) and have repented and have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their savior and their Lord, and have come to hate the sin that they once loved and find their joy and pleasure in Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Psalm 24

Ps 24:1 A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

Ps 24:2 for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

Ps 24:3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?

Ps 24:4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. Continue reading

How Great Is Our God – Part 1A

This is a spur of the moment thing. I was reflecting just a minute ago on just how complex different things are. I first started thinking about the complexity of the human body and how we need all types of doctors to solve all types of issues. Think about the following list of doctors and medical specialties:

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How Great Is Our God – Part One

I actually wrote this part intending for it to be part four of this series, but it has turned into part one according to how God is leading me. My point is that right now it is January 13, 2008 and I previously wrote some of the other parts as early as December 10, 2007, and some parts may have dates in them, so I wanted to clear up any confusion. I believe love to be one of the greatest (if not the greatest) attribute of God, so this has become the first part of the series.

God is great because of His love; In fact, the Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8). I want to first define love as the world sees it and then as God sees it. One definition of love from an online dictionary defines it as “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.” We say we love other people when we are attracted to them and when they make us feel good. Notice that a key phrase in the dictionary definition of love is the phrase “arising out of”. This phrase implies that we love conditionally – we love someone because they fulfill a condition that we require before we can love them. Continue reading

How Great Is Our God – Introduction

I have decided to begin 2008 by broadening this blog experience a bit. I am going to start a centrally focused series on the greatness of God.I have titled this series, “How Great Is Our God” not only because it is a fantastic Chris Tomlin song, but because I genuinely want you to ask yourself that question, as I am doing the same. It is amazing what you can find out!

Through this series, I will be examining the greatness of God through different aspects of His character and His attributes. I cannot honestly say what I will find out as I am not planning out what I will write. I will write as God leads. I am just praying right now that I don’t make a potential life or death mistake in misinterpreting God’s word.

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Why Atheism Does Not Exist

Notice how I titled this thing “Why Atheism Does Not Exist,” and not “Why I Believe Atheism Does Not Exist.” I did this because it is not only what I believe, it is also because it is a fact.

The Bible does not acknowledge atheism in any form. The Bible says that all men know that there is a God. Where does it say this you ask? Well, I am glad you asked.

Romans 1:19-20 tells us “because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”

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